Arsenal are not giving up on their determination to sign two players that they have been targeting according to the latest reports in the media.
The club has increased their offer for Sampdoria duo Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen, from £37 Million to £44 Million putting to bed the speculation that they have a transfer budget of just £40 Million.
The latest development has come from Sampnews24, who was the first to reveal the transfer of Lucas Torreira to Arsenal last year, and so it is safe to say that this latest news is fairly credible.
And the news gets even better for Gooners because the same report also claims that Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero is set to accept Arsenal’s new bid.
Andersen is seen as the primary target and is, in fact, viewed as the ideal long term successor to Laurent Koscielny.
Praet, it is hoped will be the central midfielder the club have been seeking as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey.
This is good news, it shows the club are getting serious and all the signs are that it will not stop there and that spending will easily surpass the £40 Million said to have been our transfer budget.
Whether this is because Stan Kroenke has decided to sanction extra spending or because there are impending sales is still to be determined but what is now almost certain is that there will be significant changes at the club this summer.
Exciting times indeed.